Church expresses support for Jonathan, Buhari
SEVENTH-DAY Adventist Church, Ondo State Mission has expressed its continued support to the out-going government of President Goodluck Jonathan while pledging to accord similar support to the in-coming government of Gen Mohammadu Buhari on assumption of power
State pastor of the mission, Pastor Samuel Ogunseitan during the 2015 Convention of Adventist Men’s Organisation (AMO), yesterday in Akure, the state capital, expressed optimism and great hope in the in-coming government of Buhari that it would put an end to the age-long corruption in the nation and give priority attention to workers welfare
Though the Sabbath and day of worship of the Adventist Church, which is always Saturday, has been clashing with election days in Nigeria and seems to breach their right to religion, Ogunseitan hoped that the government in future would consider their religious right, and hold elections during working days as it is being done in America.
In his sermon, “Grace for Everyday,” he explained that grace is a life-transforming gift of God’s favour, whose main purpose is to transform lives.
He enjoined the worshippers to “keep rejoicing in God’s grace, love and fear Him,” adding that christians “must keep growing in His grace by searching His word, meditating on it and praying with it.”
Ogunseitan urged the members to share in the personality of God, who
is a gracious God, pointing out that whosoever is not gracious as his Almighty Father in Heaven is a bastard.
The State Director of AMO, Elder Sola Olayinka stated that the event was convocation of mature men above 25 years, to come together under the umbrella of Jesus Christ, socialize, pray in an accord and celebrate the laudable achievements of those who have contributed immensely to the growth of the mission.
In his welcome address, he disclosed that the organisation started off in the 2013 Convention in Benin and has immensely enhanced the spiritual growth of members in the seven districts across the state.
Olayinka enumerated the achievements of the organisation, which transcends the spiritual realm and have recorded several positive impacts in the lives of the members such as starting a cooperative society in January 2014 to better the financial status of its members.
“Today, we are gathered here in these four days to encounter God’s grace so that we can press on and do better exploits for Him in our spiritual lives and live a better life as Christians,” he said.